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Island WIP by 57AV3
Island WIP
This is going to be an island to hold the coffee maker and tea stuff. It is the first thing I have done in a while that I feel I can post without causing future issues.
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This year has been amazing! Thank you all for sharing it with me!

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David McLees
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Olympia Washington

Print preference: The big one
Favourite genre of music: Steam Punk
Favourite style of art: Comic


Wallpaper of choice: I prefer using my art on a standard.
Skin of choice: Blue, I had a mess up with a die once, and I kind of liked it.
Favorite cartoon character: Jasper Morrello
Personal Quote: I am the greatest Dave in the world!!!
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz: 
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Goks1211 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
You have favorite shell... mine is Mi-sha-shell ;)
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LuckyBachi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you must be busy but may i ask what you used to do that demonstration edit of my drawing? Did you just use Photoshop with a paintbrush? (with the effect on darken?) I can't seem to get it like yours... but i extremely liked how it looked and would love to practise with it. Perhaps there is a tutorial or something you know of? Very inspiring *o*
Also if you ever fancy doing an art collab, i'll definitely be up for it
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57AV3 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Normally I would just make a video to tell you what I did and link it to you. However my Wacom drivers have all just gone kapoot for some reason. Basically all I did was use the Photoshop Brush (The 4th one on the list from left to right.) It is a hard edge brush that I have grown to like because it feels like I am coloring with markers. Then I set the opacity to something like 20 (As well I turned on pressure sensitive opacity and brush size) and picked a color that felt natural to the piece and then I just went over the areas that needed to be darker a few times. I also use the eye dropper to get light colors that were already in the piece and I blended with them. You will find using the eye dropper to grab colors from the image and doing things with many strokes of low opacity is a very quick way to get the values and hues you want in an image. Then if you want to you can go in with a smudge tool to clean it up. That is just one way though, there are hundreds of ways to do use photoshop and don't ever limit yourself to one. Play with it and have fun, and then practice practice practice. It is the only way to get better. As well just look at the world and when you don't have a computer or paper draw things in your mind. Look at things for how you actually look and just have fun with it.
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LuckyBachi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thankyou :iconbowplz:
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damienkok Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Cool gallery man :) Keep up the good works~
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57AV3 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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LuckyBachi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey there! Sorry to be an annoyance, but i was just wondering if you could take a peek at my drawing and maybe give me some feedback or tips? [link] i would really appreciate it!
If you like it, maybe go through my gallery, i want to keep improving, so i love comments <3
Thankyou for you time!
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zekey808 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for fav
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Goks1211 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I am seeing more diversity in your style of drawing. I like it.
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